Gamer's Tavern
Game Table Episode 2: Funk Fresh

It's hard to find someone who knows what she's doing and doesn't want to be found, at least in the sprawl of Seattle. This week, Kyle "Babysitter" Rogers meets up with three other Shadowrunners as they take on a job from the enigmatic troll "Jenkins" to track down a cybered-up missing operative who broke out of a Lone Star holding facility. Where's she hiding? And with no resources, what contacts might she have made to protect herself? And what's she running from in the first place?

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Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Kyle "Babysitter" Rogers: Darryl Mott Jr.

Sol: Jeff Preston

Reaver: Kat9

Malakai: Kyle Herring

Bonus: While Ross Watson was unavailable for this episode due to a commitment to a convention appearance, he wanted to share the character sheet for his character. So if you listened to Episode 1 and wanted to know exactly how badass the little pixie is, here is your chance!

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Direct download: GameTableEp002.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern: Game Table -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

In the first of our series on campaign settings, we talk with author Richard Lee Byers on Faerun and the Forgotten Realms. Join us at the table in the corner as we talk about all the different aspects of the setting and why it's one of the most popular campaign settings ever written.

Don't forget to enter our contest, running until March 10!


This Episode of Gamer's Tavern brought to you by:

Audible, the #1 source of audio books on the internet

Accused, the Dark Fantasy RPG from Melior Via


Our Guest: Richard Lee Byers

Amazon Page

Forgotten Realms The Reaver: The Sundering Book IV

The Vestival at Glenelg (Accursed Novella)

Airlock Alpha



What We’re Playing

Darryl – Shadowrun 4th Ed, Game Table

Richard – Carrion Crown, Elder Sign, Hex Hex

Ross – Accursed


Tonight's Topic: Forgotten Realms

Sean Patrick Fannon’s Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible

Volo’s Guides

Ed Greenwood




The Harpers

Nice Job Breaking It, Hero (WARNING: TV Tropes Link!)

Forgotten Realms Comic Book

Baldur's Gate

Neverwinter Nights

Homeland by R.A. Salvatore

Dissolution: War of the Spider Queen Book I by Richard Lee Byers


Time of Troubles



Bloodstone Lands

Under Illefarn

Haunted Halls of Eveningstar

D&D Encounters

Lords of Waterdeep

The Gamer’s Tavern podcast is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. “Time Goes By” by Melodic in Fusion and “Artemis” by Aesma Dava are licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 and 2.5 license, respectively. “Tavern Brawl (Demo)” by Save or Die Copyright 2013, all rights reserved, used with permission.
Direct download: GamersTavernEp020.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

It's a simple milk run. Keep two corp kids safe when they do something stupid in the Barrens. What could possibly go wrong?

Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. play Raef and Babysitter in the world of Shadowrun, with Gamemaster Brandon Gensemer. For more information about the campaign, check out our website at Gamer's Tavern for backgrounds, character sheets, and in-character blog posts!

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Affiliate Sponsor: Drive Thru RPGs

Direct download: GameTableEp001.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern: Game Table -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

Episode 19: Romance and Gaming, or Critical Hit on my Heart

Are you worried about gaming with your romantic partner? Or maybe you're looking for that special gamer out there for you? Or hae you found The One, but they're not into gaming? This special Valentine's Day edition of Gamer's Tavern addresses all your concerns about real-life relationships and tabletop gaming! Carrinn Seabolt, Bruce Cordell, and Torah Cottrill join us to talk about relationships.

Note: We were originally going to have Sean Patrick Fannon on this episode as well, but he was too busy to be on our show this week. I'd be upset, except that he was assisting the absolutely amazing charity Doctors Without Borders, and when one of your guests wants to help cure fucking diseases, you let him slide on bailing last minute on your podcast. Go check them out and, if you're able, please donate to the charity that is saving lives around the world.

And don't forget our contest! We're giving away an iPod Shuffle loaded with Gamer's Tavern episodes, plus a crapload of games!

Listen to the episode to find out how to enter!

This episode is sponsored by Accursed and Audible

Our Guests

Carinn Seabolt

Shaintar Campaign Setting

Drive Thru RPG

Facebook Page (account required)

Shaintar Official Website

Torah Cottrill

By Faerie Light

The Awakened

Bruce Cordell

The Strange

Numenara Bestiary

Monte Cook Games Store

Dungeons & Dragons


What We’ve Been Playing

Borderlands 2 (Torah and Bruce)

Sentinals of the Multiverse (Carrinn)

Accursed (Ross)


Show Notes

Episode 8: Gaming with the Family and Gateway Games

Man Cold (starring Nick Frost)

Terry Brooks's Shannara headed to TV

Geek Nation Tours

Mutants & Masterminds

Fat Dragon


Direct download: GamersTavernEp019.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

BattleTech. Robotech. Rifts. Mekton. Giant robots beating the crap out of other giant robots. Is that ever not awesome? Jason Marker (Robotech RPG, Warhammer 40K Roleplay, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire) joins us to talk about our favorite giant stompy robot games and how to run them.


Drive Thru RPG



Jason Marker


Detroit Party Marching Band


What We’ve Been Playing



Fallout: New Vegas

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire


Giant Robot Games




Jovian Chronicles                       

Heavy Gear

Solaris VII

Gear Krieg

Dust Warfare


Alpha Strike

Mekton Zeta


Mecha TV Shows

Super Robot Wars

Robotech Complete Series

Carrier (PBS Documentary Series)

Gundam 08th MS Team

Gundam Wing


Direct download: GamersTavernEp018.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT